The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 2 “Enhanced Precautionary Practices” alert for monkeypox outbreaks in several countries. Monkeypox is a rare disease that kills between 1 and 11% of infected people.
Announced May 27, 2022, the CDC recommends “travelers avoid close contact with people who are sick, including those with skin or genital lesions.”
In addition, people should avoid contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare facilities).
This CDC Travel Alert states that “The risk to the general public is low, but you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop a new unexplained skin rash (lesions on any part of the body), with or without fever and chills.”
As of May 26, 2022, confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the following countries.
For example, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recently confirmed additional cases of monkeypox in Canada.
In addition to the previously reported sixteen confirmed cases in Quebec, PHAC has confirmed another ten cases of monkeypox.
Provincial breakdown: Quebec (25) and Ontario (1).
For more breaking news about monkeypox outbreaks, visit Vax-Before-Travel.com/Monkeypox.
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